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Bernard Nicolay

Bernard Nicolay

Adjunct Professor Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM)


Bernard Nicolay helps organizations connect the dots for sustainable value. He leads or advises on strategy and finance, develop innovative partnerships and steer business transformation programs. As a Senior Banking and Insurance Executive, he is open to discussing interim leadership roles as well as advisory assignments.

He is an accomplished financial leader with 25+ years of experience building and steering finance organizations, developing business partnerships, and delivering business transformation. He has a solid track record in banking, insurance, asset management and real estate, with BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, and Arthur D. Little. He is a part-time freelance advisor to BeeBonds, a crowdlending platform, and Trusti, an enabler of cryptocurrency wallets.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and Guest Lecturer at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL. His topics of interest include financial regulation, sustainable finance, innovation in finance and emerging use cases relating to blockchain and digital assets.

He is an energetic, curious and inclusive leader who applies strategic, analytical, business, and financial know-how to connect the dots and solve complex business challenges for sustainable value. He is successful at building relationships and steering cross-functional teams.

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